February 10, 2013

UAB Student Designs New Tag

The State of Alabama requires the redesign of specialty tags every so often and this was the impetus for retiring the old tag. UAB Design student Umair Khan designed the new State of Alabama auto tag for the Cahaba River Society. The tag was created as part of a class project to create a new tag for the Society. Many great designs were created but this is the final design that was chosen for production. The tag features the Cahaba Lily and a cute Otter holding the Alabama State heart in the left corner.

Purchasing this tag will support the mission of the Cahaba River Society. Get the tag that saves the Cahaba and your drinking water!  

UAB Design Students Sweep 2013 Addys!

UAB Graphic Design Students were awarded 12 Student Addy awards at the 2013 Addys. Design students (above) Daniel Twieg, Empress Searight, Tammy Watson, and Amy Clark (not pictured) were awarded Best of Show for student work.

Best of Show - Student
  • Daniel Twieg, Amy Clark, Tammy Watson, Empress Searight: Sloss Rebranding Campaign, Steam Punk Since 1882
Gold - Student 
  • Jenny Waycaster - Packaging: Dixieland Delights
  • Daniel Twieg - Photography: Sloss Furnaces
Silver - Student
  • Umair Khan - Packaging: Golden Egg Co.
  • Jenny Waycaster - Point of Purchase: The Mandarin, Menu
  • Jin Chung- Illustration: See Birmingham!
  • Daniel Twieg, Amy Clark, Tammy Watson, Empress Searight: Sloss Rebranding Campaign, Steam Punk Since 1882
  • Miranda Hart - Publication: Naked Lunch, Book Cover
  • Shannon Robinson - Poster: Beer, Poster/Info Graphic
  • Charles Carraway - Poster: Boating Safety, Poster/Info Graphic
  • Emily Kerley - Publication: Wedding Invitation Guide
  • Jenny Waycaster, Katelyn Armstong, Katie Brasfield, Jasmine Goodman: The Lost Years of Sloss, Branding Campaign

UAB Design Alum Named Graphis Design Best

UAB Design Alum, Drew Watts (09) was awarded a gold and named Graphis 100 best in design, for his Ford Kids Escape project. Watts is currently working at Webster Design in Omaha, NE. Webster Design is an Interdisciplinary design firm working in print, web, environmental and packaging.

Watts explained: In the process of having a new Ford dealership built, an architecture agency behind the project came to Webster Design and asked us to create a play area that went beyond the typical crayon table and wooden train set. My concept was to create an outdoor space that would juxtapose the vast field of concrete and vehicles that are always associated with car dealerships.

We created a theatrical outdoor setting that would inspire the children to be imaginative and active. The small hills and the artificial grass also give the parents a comfortable place to sit, relax and interact with their kids as they wait for service.